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Old 11-14-2012, 20:37   #1
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I have a Gen 2 G23, but long for Gen 3, help me!

Ok, so I live in MA. I was able, to get a Gen 2 G23 LE trade. Nice gun. For some reason I keep looking at Gen 3's and feel like I need it, to the point where I am almost tempted to pay the $675 people are asking. I purchased a LW 40-9 conversion barrel and 9mm mag. I dunno, I just feel like the Gen 2 is inferior for some reason. I cannot buy a new Glock in my state. Is the Gen 3 or Gen 4 a much better firearm? We in MA are totally screwed. I have to buy used or get lucky with someone in state.
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Old 11-14-2012, 20:40   #2
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Ok, so I live in MA. I was able, to get a Gen 2 G23 LE trade. Nice gun. For some reason I keep looking at Gen 3's and feel like I need it, to the point where I am almost tempted to pay the $675 people are asking. I purchased a LW 40-9 conversion barrel and 9mm mag. I dunno, I just feel like the Gen 2 is inferior for some reason. I cannot buy a new Glock in my state. Is the Gen 3 or Gen 4 a much better firearm? We in MA are totally screwed. I have to buy used or get lucky with someone in state.
Move to a non commie country.
Not even trying to be funny. I would never put up with liberal guns laws.
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Old 11-14-2012, 20:43   #3
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Move to a non commie country.
Not even trying to be funny. I would never put up with liberal guns laws.
I own 2 homes in MA. Easier said than done! Believe me, the wifey and I want to move to Alaska.
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Old 11-14-2012, 23:06   #4
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I'd just keep the Gen 2.
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Old 11-14-2012, 23:21   #5
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Gen 2 > Gen 3

Why the hell do you want finger bumps?

Is this all so you can have a rail with a laser/light? If so, let me tell you, as someone with a laser/light on my Gen4, it is a ****ing waste of money.
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Old 11-14-2012, 23:22   #6
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Old 11-14-2012, 23:34   #7
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Gen 2 > Gen 3

Why the hell do you want finger bumps?
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:27   #8
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Keep the gen 2.
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:09   #9
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I own 2 homes in MA. Easier said than done! Believe me, the wifey and I want to move to Alaska.
I know people who have lived there. If you can handle the winters it is an amazing place to live.
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:20   #10
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I work Security in Ma. Every year I have to go to Chelsea to reapply for pepper spray. Ma. is the only state that considers pepper spray a weapon. Go figure!
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:27   #11
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The real differences between Gen 2 & Gen 3's are finger groves and rail.
Now maybe it's just me but I could live without either of those features very easily.

If one just had to have them well their is Hoge grip sleeves,there's your finger groves.
A add on rail and you now have all the features of the Gen 3 on your Gen 2. SJ 40
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:57   #12
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.....Is this all so you can have a rail with a laser/light? If so, let me tell you, as someone with a laser/light on my Gen4, it is a ****ing waste of money.

Well let me tell YOU as someone who has a light on the rail of his G23 that I couldn't disagree more with you statement. For night stand duty a light is perhaps the most valuable piece of equipment that you can have attached to your gun.

The finger grooves I can take or leave.


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Old 11-15-2012, 07:24   #13
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As soon as the gen 3 lowers were available, I got one for my gen2 23 and still have no desire to go back...gen 2 was even blockier. FYI...it has been the most reliable and smooth. I can appreciate a light since I could have to move me and my little one around.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:03   #14
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Well let me tell YOU as someone who has a light on the rail of his G23 that I couldn't disagree more with you statement. For night stand duty a light is perhaps the most valuable piece of equipment that you can have attached to your gun.

The finger grooves I can take or leave.


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I don't want to investigate bumps in the night with the muzzle pointed at everything for safety reasons. I favor a mag light in one hand and my Glock in the other. This was Mas Ayoob's advice as well concerning weapon mounted lights.
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Ok, so I live in MA. I was able, to get a Gen 2 G23 LE trade. Nice gun. For some reason I keep looking at Gen 3's and feel like I need it, to the point where I am almost tempted to pay the $675 people are asking. I purchased a LW 40-9 conversion barrel and 9mm mag. I dunno, I just feel like the Gen 2 is inferior for some reason. I cannot buy a new Glock in my state. Is the Gen 3 or Gen 4 a much better firearm? We in MA are totally screwed. I have to buy used or get lucky with someone in state.
I personally favor the Gen 2 grip. I removed the finger humps and stippled the frontstrap of my Gen 3 G23. Next I'm going to flatten the backstrap hump.
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:05   #16
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Thanks. I think it is just the "can't have it in MA easily" syndrome! Used Gen 3 glocks routinely sell for $675-750 in MA. I wish I was part of free America. I hope I like the 40-9 conversion barrel from Lone wolf when it arrives next week.
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:04   #17
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Damn, $675-700 for a used Gen 3? I'm so glad I don't live there. My brand new Gen 3 23 cost $509.

While I've never held a Gen 2, I find the Gen 3 to be much more aesthetically pleasing, and I like the finger grooves. They look nice and they're comfortable. I know I'll end up with at least one Gen 2 Glock at some point in time, but that's because I want to own a Gen 1, a Gen 2, a Gen 3, a Gen 4, and a Gen 5 whenever they decide to come out with it. But, until then, my Gen 3 will do the job just fine.
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Old 11-15-2012, 16:18   #18
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Thanks. I think it is just the "can't have it in MA easily" syndrome! Used Gen 3 glocks routinely sell for $675-750 in MA. I wish I was part of free America. I hope I like the 40-9 conversion barrel from Lone wolf when it arrives next week.
I wish I was part of free America.
That is the ultimate solution to the problem. SJ 40
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Old 11-15-2012, 19:06   #19
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If your Gen 2 has the upgraded parts it is not inferior at all to the Gen 3 or Gen 4. A lot of people will argue that it is better.

I recently got a like new Gen 2 G19 and the only thing that I needed to upgrade was the slide lock spring (it had the old style narrow spring). It and my Gen 2 G20 are as good if not better then my Gen 3's and Gen 4's. I personally like the non grooved grip on the Gen 2.
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Old 11-15-2012, 19:38   #20
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If your Gen 2 has the upgraded parts it is not inferior at all to the Gen 3 or Gen 4. A lot of people will argue that it is better.

I recently got a like new Gen 2 G19 and the only thing that I needed to upgrade was the slide lock spring (it had the old style narrow spring). It and my Gen 2 G20 are as good if not better then my Gen 3's and Gen 4's. I personally like the non grooved grip on the Gen 2.
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Old 11-15-2012, 20:55   #21
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I don't want to investigate bumps in the night with the muzzle pointed at everything for safety reasons. I favor a mag light in one hand and my Glock in the other. This was Mas Ayoob's advice as well concerning weapon mounted lights.
exactly right on!!!!
oh yeah, gen 2's rule! keep it!
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Old 11-17-2012, 15:07   #22
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here is an artsy shot of my Gen 2 G23

...oh, and my LW 40-9 conversion barrel came in today with a G19 mag. can't wait to hit the range.
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Old 11-17-2012, 16:35   #23
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I own 2 homes in MA. Easier said than done! Believe me, the wifey and I want to move to Alaska.
I'd rather have no finger grooves and rail. Just enjoy your Gen 2 perfection. I'm in the process of removing them from my Gen 3 G19 (same frame) and when I'm done I'll prolly do my Gen 3 G23.


BTW: I've spent a bunch of time in Alaska, Juneau, Anchorage, Fairbanks and a few places in between. I can't think of a more beautiful place to live even in the winter. Great people and lots of fun things to do and places to see. If my wife could take the winter, I'd be there in a second.
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:37   #24
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here is an artsy shot of my Gen 2 G23

...oh, and my LW 40-9 conversion barrel came in today with a G19 mag. can't wait to hit the range.
So Billydoo, how can you get 4 billion posts? Wow you have been busy.
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:52   #25
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Keep the gen 2 G23. I have a gen 3 g19 and a gen 2 G23. I prefer the grip of the gen 2.
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